Kolchenko hospitalized with low weight

Source : 112 Ukraine

Doctors claim that no deviations from the norm are observed and he will be convoyed back to the colony
11:35, 10 August 2016

Facebook / Tatiana Shchur

The state of health of Ukrainian Oleksandr Kolchenko, illegally imprisoned in the Russian Federation, is normal, there were no reasons for his hospitalization. This was stated by the Public Oversight Commission of the Russian Federation in Chelyabinsk region Tatyana Shchur.

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"Yesterday, within a group of public observers, I was in prison, a health care facility. This is a prison hospital. I saw Sasha, talked to him, talked with the doctors, saw medical records, with his permission. His condition is normal. Hi is naturally thin, and when we talked to his mother, she said, that he is always been like this. The medics said that they have no reasons to keep him in the hospital. All his tests are normal. There are no reasons not to trust the doctors there,"- she said.

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Thus Shchur pointed out that Kolchenko's weight is really reduced.

Yesterday, unlawfully convicted in Russia the Ukrainian Oleksandr Kolchenko was transferred from prison to a hospital because of the low weight. This on Facebook wrote the Russian human rights activist Tatyana Shchur.

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Oleksandr Kolchenko, a Ukrainian left-wing and trade union activist, antifascist, was accused of being a "Pravyi Sektor terrorist" on a political show trial staged by the Russian authorities. He was convicted to 10 years in prison. Ukraine demands to release all Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia, including Kolchenko. He has filled in the papers required for prisoner transfer to Ukraine; however, the prospects of it remain unclear.

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